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Monday, January 3, 2011

Standards, Innovation Incentives, and the Formation of Patent Pools

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Klaus M. Schmidt (University of Munich) addresses Standards, Innovation Incentives, and the Formation of Patent Pools.

ABSTRACT: Technolgical standards give rise to a complements problem that affects pricing and innovation incentives of technology producers. In this paper I discuss how patent pools can be used to solve these problems and what incentives patent holders have to form a patent pool. I offer some suggestions how competition authorities can foster the formation of welfare increasing patent pools.

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